Manager of Student Retention and Career Services 999696
Job Summary / Basic Function SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION: Within the division of Student Success, the Manager of Student Retention and Career Services will provide college-wide leadership to improve retention efforts as well as increase career preparation and opportunities for interested students. This position will support the development, implementation, and evaluation of retention programs, efforts and career services. This role will provide leadership and direct supervision of student engagement, retention, advising, and recruitment staff and assist the division to accomplish institutional goals and objectives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise and conduct annual performance evaluations of retention, recruitment, and advising staff.
Support LIT's program review (viability) process with recommendations regarding job forecasting.
Provide strategies to the executive team, department chairs, and faculty to improve retention rates.
Interface with the Department of Institutional Effectiveness and other federal and state agencies to ensure the college's student retention as well as job placement rates are up-to-date and accurate.
Provide students with career services such as resume writing, interviewing etiquette, soft skills training, etc.
Collaborate with employers to establish program-level internships or apprenticeships.
Attend advisory board meetings with the lead faculty and provide a report to both the Department Chair and the Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Success.
Serve as a liaison for faculty with business and industry to arrange out-of-classroom experiences, service learning projects, and mentor/mentee opportunities.
Manage multiple budgets, assist with commencement, and other student services related tasks.
Serve on college task forces, committees and councils as required.
Assist in the day-to-day operations within division providing support for the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Success.
Offer exceptional customer service in a student-centered, professional environment at all times.
Crosstrain and learn all aspects of Student Success.
Evenings and weekends may be required.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Education Required: A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university.
Minimum Qualifications: Three years of work experience in a related field in either the private sector, with a state agency, or higher education.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Education: A masters degree from a regionally accredited university.
Preferred Qualifications or Skills: Above average skills in the utilization of computer systems, Banner, Argos, and Microsoft Office applications and two or more years of supervisory experience.
EEO Statement Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana